21-23 June 2017 - in cooperation with the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic and the National School of the Public Ministry CRIMJUST conducted a training on the role of the Public Ministry in the management of the domain extinction figure.
Meeting the need in the Dominican Republic to sensitize and train officials in the figure of extinction of domain, Ms. Grisell Mojica Aquilar, UNODC-ROPAN Project Coordinator, Ms. Emily Ramírez, Head of International Affairs of the Public Ministry of the Dominican Republic, and Ms. María Leticia De León, Coordinator of the Specialized Training of the Higher Institute of Higher Education, National School of the Public Ministry of the Dominican Republic, jointly organised a training to provide a training on the role of public ministry in the management of the domain extinction figure in the Dominican Republic.
The figure of extinction of domain is currently in a bill in the country's National Assembly and allows the State, by judicial means, to prosecute the property of origin or illegal destination related with organized crime and adjudicated its ownership through a sentence of judicial authority, without compensation of any kind. This bill emerged due to the objective to prevent criminal organizations continue to strengthen financially and permeate the economic environment of a country with illicitly acquired assets.
Throughout and concluding the training, the participating officials were very interested in the domain extinction figure in the Dominican Republic.
In accordance with the UNODC and CRIMJUST mandate to contribute to the effective fight against organised crime, in particular drug trafficking, Ms. Grisell Mojica Aguilar, laid open the constitutional foundations of the extinction of the domain. Furthermore, during the event, the UNODC Model Law was revised, and a round table was held on the analysis of the draft law of the Dominican Republic.
Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project funded by E U Cocaine Route Programme, UNODC and its partners (INTERPOL and TI) aim to assist Member States to enhance their capacity and integrity of criminal justice institutions to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate illicit cocaine trafficking cases, and to foster cooperation at the interregional level for effective action to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime.
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